The Penguins took a step backward Friday.
Their timing was perfect.
A 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center staked the Penguins a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
“Not a situation you want to be in,” Senators defenseman Chris Ph
It wasn't just the earthquake shifting the ground around Ottawa.
There's a strong possibility Senators' centre Jason Spezza could return to the lineup for Game 3 of the club's playoff series Sunday night at Scotiabank Place against the Penguins.
Coach Paul MacLean told reporters Spezza is cont
Defenseman Kris Letang and winger Craig Adams are not participating in the Penguins' game-day skate at Consol Energy Center today.
There was no immediate explanation for that absence and their status for Game 2 of the Penguins' second-round playoff series against Ottawa tonight at 7:38 is not known
As Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis wrapped up his season-ending news conference, there was only one player on the roster who received his unwavering support: Phil Kessel.
When he mentioned the names of others — such as pending unrestricted free agent Tyler Bozak and No. 1 goalie James Reimer — there
Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks, Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators and Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks were named Friday as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, presented "to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."
Both Boudreau and Quennevi
The Bruins were faced with an interesting predicament as they began their Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers last night at the Garden.
They had to somehow get past the euphoria of their amazing comeback victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 on Monday, yet at the sa
Dustin Brown pounced on a loose puck and swatted it into the back of the net with 1minute, 43 seconds remaining in the third period of Game 2 of the Kings' second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night at Staples Center.
Trevor Lewis guided a long rebound in
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the second round for his illegal check to the head on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 on Tuesday.
Torres attended an in-person hearing at the NHL offices on Thursday.
Stoll did not return to the game f
Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal was injured while playing for Team Canada on Thursday at the World Championships, leaving the ice in severe pain.
Late in the first period against Sweden in a quarterfinal game, Staal -- Canada's captain, too -- was playing the puck in the offensive zone on
The Capitals have confirmed Ovechkin’s injury.
Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals’ first-round series against New York with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to a league source with direct knowledge of the winger’s injury.
In the first period of Game 6, Ov
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom underwent successful sports hernia surgery Thursday in Philadelphia and is expected to be ready for the 2013-14 season, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced.
Backstrom, however, will be a free agent.
He was injured during pregame warmups for Game
It appears the Boston Bruins will have to go without their three injured defensemen in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Andrew Ference (lower body), Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) and Wade Redden (undisclosed) all are not taking part in the mor
Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders and Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been named the finalists for the 2013 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduc
Was something lost in translation, or is Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov feeling lost in the woods again?
Bryzgalov gave a lengthy interview to the Russian sports site Championat, and it was translated on the Deadspin website Wednesday.
It should be noted that in the past, Bryzgalov has claimed s
The Senators don't need to put an SOS out just yet.
Trailing their Round 2 series to the Pittsburgh Penguins after a 4-1 loss in Game 1, the question whispered in the bowels of the Consol Energy Center Wednesday was whether Jason Spezza will be parachuted in to join this series.
The club's top
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will have an in-person disciplinary hearing in New York at Noon et on Thursday for his hit on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 on Tuesday.
The in-person hearing means Torres could be suspended for five or more games.
Stoll did not return to t
There has been heavy speculation that Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk will return to play in his native Russia when his contract runs out after next season.
That's not going to happen, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Wednesday.
"You mean how long is his deal and how much is he gonna make? Well,
Take this to the bank: it’s going to be a while before the Avs name a new coach.
My spies tell me there will be no new coach in the near future. This probably means the following:
- The Avs would like to see if Dave Tippett will be available. The Phoenix coach’s contract runs out June 30.
Faster skating, dictating the tempo more, firing a plethora of shots at the opposing goaltender: that is Chicago Blackhawks hockey. And it was more evident Wednesday night than in any other postseason game they’ve had thus far.
Patrick Sharp had a three-point night and Johnny Oduya scored the g
Council has passed a deal that will see the city of Edmonton and Oilers owner Daryl Katz each put in more money to offset the $55 million shortfall needed to build the new downtown arena.
All but three city councillors voted in favour of the deal. Kerry Diotte, Tony Caterina and Linda Sloan voted
If earning status as a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward wasn't enough of a compliment for Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, teammate Jaromir Jagr paid Bergeron another one after practice at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Bergeron, Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Win
I have now achieved a rare trifecta: consecutive posts featuring Michael Wilbon on Alex Ovechkin, Skip Bayless on Alex Ovechkin and now Mike Milbury on Alex Ovechkin. Where is my prize????
“I try to just tell it the way it is,” Milbury said on NBC Sports Network Tuesday night. “And this made
The Florida Panthers lobbied Broward County for funds to install a new scoreboard at BB&T Center on Tuesday and were successful. With the new scoreboard the franchise will also get the NHL Entry Draft in a couple of years, CBSSports.com has confirmed.
As part of their pitch to the county for the
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the finalists for the 2013 Frank J. Selke Trophy.
The award is given annually "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."
Winger Viktor Stalberg again found himself in a white jersey Tuesday, skating outside the top four lines for the third consecutive practice. And he wasn’t in much of a mood to discuss it.
‘‘I don’t really have anything to say about it,’’ he said. ‘‘Ask Q.’’
Hawks coach Joel